I noticed some confusion in the comments on 6 Reasons '80s Childhoods Weren't as Great as We Think. People couldn't tell if I was sarcastic, or if I was a big whiny baby. The one thing all of those that commented seemed to agree on was that I was lame. Also, I loved Joel Jenny McDonald's fresh take when he commented "I feel bad for old people." I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment, but they have life alert. I think they will be ok.
I debated on answering the comments individually, but it seemed I may be able to save time here. Instead of spoon-feeding you the answer on sarcasm, I have decided to provide additional examples. That way -- much like how I found my way out from the tree... you can solve this riddle of sarcasm. Don't expect this to be easy -- remember I was in an upside down position in the tree hanging by my shorts, so there was some maneuvering required. I believe in you, though. Much like I believed in the promise of MTV always being Music Television in those days. There I did one of the cliché 80's references. You can rest assured now that I have it in me.
1) There was no way to immediately comment on articles in the paper.
People ran amok in the world thinking that because they were accepted into a publication, their work was good. There is no such problem these days. Thanks to the tireless work of commenters, we know pretty fast that our work didn't hit the mark with every person in the universe.
2) Rainbow Brite
I don't remember a lot about this show, but it obviously was not up to par. I know this because like every other '80s show it is being redone. The characters have bigger heads now. That seems to be necessary in the redos.
3) Perms or Permanents
I think everyone was getting the old Spiral perm back then. I did my part to try to keep this look alive. I got a perm, and then my hair never quite grew out of it.
4) Matching homemade outfits
This particular example was for Easter in 1983. Apparently we were back in the wild wild west. What you didn't have Wild West Easter's in the 80s? It's hard to say who is missing out in this situation.
To sum up, I think we should look to the quote by Joe Mrnka, "I agree, this lady should replace mother with smother in her by-line..." I love word play, Joe. This quote has little to do with this article, but I see what you did there, and I like it.